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Tourism Winnipeg Staff Listing

Need to get in touch with Tourism Winnipeg? For general inquiries please contact us through our general email address.

For all other inquiries please contact the appropriate person below. Tourism Winnipeg is a Division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. Click here for a complete staff listing of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc. 

Executive/Corporate Team

Dayna Spiring

Dayna Spiring
President & CEO
1 204 954 1988

Dayna directs all aspects of the organization's activities. She provides leadership and strategic direction, collaborates with key stakeholders and is a driving force behind making Winnipeg a compelling choice for business and tourism.

Karen Goossen

Karen Goossen
Vice President, Marketing and Tourism Winnipeg
1 204 954 1965

Karen leads the development and implementation of the tourism sales and servicing for all markets in order to increase Winnipeg’s economy.

Greg Dandewich

Greg Dandewich
Senior Vice President, Economic Development Winnipeg
1 204 954 1982

Greg excels at relationship building, facilitating strategic partnerships, coordinating industry and sector initiatives, and forging substantive collaborations between the public and private sectors.

Ryan Kuffner

Ryan Kuffner
Vice President of Sales and Business Development
1 204 954 1962

Ryan is the Vice President of Sales for Economic Development Winnipeg directing all sales strategies. He also leads the YES! Winnipeg initiative to attract new business and work with local companies to facilitate their expansion, increase their market potential and grow their network.

Tourism Winnipeg Team

Natalie Thiesen

Natalie Thiesen
Director of Sales
1 204 954 1978

Natalie is responsible for overseeing the Business Development Managers in order to optimize overnight visitations across all markets. Natalie is also responsible for attracting U.S. tourism business through the meetings and conventions market.

Annie Henry

Annie Henry
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1990

Annie is responsible for attracting sports, special events and meetings to Winnipeg. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through the sport federations and corporations.

Grace Hicks

Grace Hicks
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1981

Grace is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions. Her main focus is attracting tourism business through the association and corporate markets.

Sarah Robinson

Sarah Robinson
Business Development Manager
1 204 954 1995

Sarah is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for the travel trade market.

Melanie McCreath

Melanie McCreath
Business Development Manager, Bring It Home Program
1 204 954 1984

Melanie is responsible for selling and promoting Winnipeg as the destination of choice for meetings and conventions. This includes attracting tourism business through local leaders with the Bring it Home program, while leveraging these business events and conferences to help showcase Winnipeg’s investment value proposition.

Sharon Kubrakovich

Sharon Kubrakovich
Sales Administrator
1 204 954 1989

Sharon supports the sales activities of the Business Development Managers and expedites the bids and proposals in order to increase visitation.

Lynnea  Adrian

Lynnea Adrian
Client Services Coordinator
1 204 954 1992

Lynnea is responsible for assisting clients in promoting their meetings, conventions, sports and special events that will be held in Winnipeg in order to maximize attendance and elevate customer satisfaction for increased tourism revenues.

Danica Dantes

Danica Dantes
Visitor Service Inventory Coordinator
1 204 954 1996

Danica is responsible for inventory management and the delivery of front line visitor counselling.

Sarah Ferrari

Sarah Ferrari
Visitor Experience Manager
1 204 954 1985

Responsible for visitor services, travel information outreach, frontline training and social media activities that contribute to enhancing visitor experiences.

Marketing & Branding Team

Cody Chomiak

Cody Chomiak
Director of Marketing
1 204 954 1960

Cody is responsible for marketing for Economic Development Winnipeg, including Tourism Winnipeg. He executes strategic marketing initiatives to increase visitation and business attraction to Winnipeg and advance the destination brand.

Croft Petersmeyer

Croft Petersmeyer
Corporate Communications Director (on parental leave)
1 204 954 1961

Croft manages the corporate communications activities specific to EDW. He executes a broad spectrum of deliverables based on strategic marketing/communications plans that span both digital and print formats. Croft also serves as the primary point of contact for all EDW-related media and advertising inquiries.

Tyler Walsh

Tyler Walsh
Digital & Content Marketing Manager
1 204 954 1979

Tyler is responsible for curating and creating digital and video content to promote and tell the Winnipeg story.

Gillian Chester (on maternity leave until April 2019)

Gillian Chester (on maternity leave until April 2019)
Communications & Travel Media Manager
1 204 954 1977

Gillian is responsible for writing and editing tourism marketing communications, handling travel media requests, developing story ideas, and the travel media program.

Mike Green

Mike Green
Social Media and Creative Communications Manager
1 204 954 1993

Mike is responsible for development and execution of Tourism Winnipeg's social media plan. He is also responsible for all creative online and offline writing for various marketing mediums.

Kelly Krebs

Kelly Krebs
Marketing & Communications Project Manager
1 204 954 1963

Kelly is responsible for managing the content of the Tourism Winnipeg publications and website, approving all partner entries in Simpleview, compiling earned media, responding to image requests and managing the internal image gallery and photo contest.

Karen Allen

Karen Allen
Graphic Designer
1 204 954 1964

Karen is responsible for the graphic design of the sales and marketing initiatives and maintains the brand standards.

Riley Chervinski

Riley Chervinski
Travel Media Coordinator
1 204 954 1977

Riley is responsible for handling travel media requests and the travel media program, as well as supporting the marketing and branding team with social media and creative writing efforts.

Matt Schaubroeck

Matt Schaubroeck
Corporate Communications Specialist
1 204 954 1961

Matt manages the corporate communications activities specific to EDW. He executes a broad spectrum of deliverables based on strategic marketing/communications plans that span both digital and print formats. Matt also serves as the primary point of contact for all EDW-related media and advertising inquiries.